According to the forecasts of Australian statisticians, in the summer of 2000, during the Olympic Games in Sydney, the flow of foreign tourists to Australia will increase approximately threefold. Moreover, all this mass of people will fly and sail into the country almost simultaneously. Which can lead to queues at passport and customs control at international airports and seaports. In search of a solution to this problem, Australian experts have developed a fundamentally new passport verification system.
A technical novelty is a joint brainchild of employees of the Organization of scientific and industrial research of the Australian community and CPS. The system works as follows. The passport is placed in a special electronic scanner. At the same time, a digital camera photographs the person undergoing passport control. The computer instantly compares two images, establishing their identity. Continue reading
Any tourist, and not only a tourist, especially in a big city, is familiar with an obscene simple problem, which usually arises almost suddenly and extremely sharply. It is called a “public toilet.”
Where to find, where to run and how far to run there? A question that is unlikely to be answered by locals passing by, even if you speak the same language with them. Therefore, the card never hurts anyone. No, not treasures – but public toilets.
This is what will be created in the near future in Tel Aviv and placed on the streets of the city. The idea to install stands with maps arose after numerous complaints from residents of tourist areas, whose courtyards and entrances were obviously used for other purposes. People complained that there weren’t enough public restrooms in the city, but a check showed that there were enough toilets, just tourists were not able to find them. Continue reading